Studying to become a nurse means going through a constant whirlwind of placements, work, essays, reading and exams, explains Rachael Starkey. Nurse training shouldn’t be easy, but does it need to be so intense, chaotic and stressful?
Seeing healthcare from the other side: 'I felt like I’d have been better off staying in bed'Subscription
I’ve spent the last two days on the other side of the fence; in that I’ve been the poorly patient…. three times in 36 hours, in three different settings.
With a huge shortage of nurses in the not so distant future, should nursing education not be looking at how to attract more students onto the course?
Interested in applying to be Student Nurse Editor for child branch? Read what the current editor thinks of the role…
Just because nurses love what they do doesn’t mean that they don’t deserve a living wageSubscription
So Peter Carter, head of the RCN, wants us to ‘think very hard’ about taking industrial action?
Children’s branch editor, Rachael, realised it was about time she took her own advice
My dose of "the second year blues"Subscription
Recently, I’ve been wondering what on earth I’m doing here. My marks have dropped, I barely scrapped through my placement, I feel like I’m not really that good at anything and I’ve been genuinely considering dropping out.
This month, I have been mostly selling my shoes. And jackets, jeans, some speakers that came with my car…. Anything really, to be able to afford to get to placement.
I’ve been thinking about how all the weird and mostly wonderful places I’ve worked are shaping the nurse I will become
Raising concerns: ‘Would I risk watching my future go down in flames while I’m busy doing the right thing?’Subscription
I’m absolutely delighted that the Nursing Times’ SOS campaign is being extended to include schools of nursing.